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Health Psychology, MS

USciences takes you deep inside the questions at the hub of health psychology: how does physical health affect state of mind? In what ways do thoughts and behaviors influence mental and physical wellness?

Select from a thesis-option—with rigorous courses based in applied experimental psychology— preparing you to pursue your doctoral degree.  Or a non-thesis track, where you will thrive in health-related research and be prepared for clinical research coordination, health communications, medical school, public health programs, or additional graduate study with a clinical focus.

Courses cost $1,000 per credit and the program is typically completed in a year and a half.

What Sets Us Apart?

  1. USciences is one of the only master’s programs in the country with a curriculum focused specifically on health psychology.
  2. You’ll receive one-on-one mentorship from a specific faculty member and work alongside your mentor in the research lab to gain additional experience.
  3. Low student-to-faculty ratio.
  4. Breadth and depth of our coursework including: neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, research methodology and management, evidence based practice, and behavior change.
  5. A 15-credit graduate certificate in health education and communication to put you a step above your peers.

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